Teenager Sues Apple for $1Bn, Claiming Facial Recognition Led to False Arrest

An 18-year-old from New York has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple over a false arrest he says happened because of Apple’s face recognition system.

NYPD officers arrested Ousmane Bah on November 29th after he was falsely linked to a series of Apple Store thefts in Boston, New Jersey, Delaware and Manhattan.

Apparently, the real perpetrator used a stolen ID that had his name, address and other personal information. However, since the ID didn’t have a photo, the lawsuit states Apple programmed its stores’ face recognition system to associate the real thief’s face with Bah’s details… Engadget

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